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Superact Quality of Life project at Abbeyfield Care Home with musician Miranda Sykes

Superact Quality of Life project at Abbeyfield Care Home with musician Miranda Sykes

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Exclusive Look: Dementia-Friendly Museum Activities at RAMM

AHSW spoke to Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery about their current programme of monthly dementia-friendly activities, varying between object-handling, gallery tours and hands-on creative sessions.

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Image courtesy of Joe Lambie and Laura Karlin

Dance Returns The 'Joy Of Movement' To People With Parkinson's

Worldwide, there are 10 million people with Parkinson's Disease who struggle with stiff limbs, tremors and poor balance. But over the past 15 years, a few thousand have taken dance classes that are part of a dance program which began in Brooklyn and has spread throughout the country and around the world. 

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Evidence

Impact of Arts Therapists - Report

Public Health England has published research analysing the impact of allied health professionals on public health.

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Cornwall Councillor Community Grants

Each Cornwall Councillor has a small grant allocation to assist projects run by voluntary and community groups in the Cornwall Council area they represent. The grants can be used for a wide range of groups and activities.

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